What type of image files[solved]

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What type of image files[solved]

Postby kori » Sat Oct 22, 2005 3:49 am

What type image files do I need to use with AM? JPG, GIF, BMP, TIFF, what? If AM can use any type image file, what would be best to use? I am referring to the background image, not the animations.

I have some images to use with AM, but at the present they are in the TIFF format.

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Postby Candle » Sat Oct 22, 2005 4:52 am

I think it is just JPG,bmp.gif,wmf,emf.
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Postby Skye » Sun Oct 23, 2005 2:37 am

Hi Kori,

The best format to use is jpg - it produces the smallest size file and if you use only minimum compression (I use a 10% compression) the images look as good as bmps at a fraction of the size.

Animations you can use GIF or for videos I think most people here use an AVI with compression done with their favourite codec (a number of the users here use the XVID codec - again, it gives good playback with little or no compression artifacts and is very small compared to some of the other codecs out there)

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Postby kori » Sun Oct 23, 2005 4:04 am

Thanks for the information on file types. I was not sure what type of file to save my images in for use in AM.


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Postby Skye » Mon Oct 24, 2005 1:07 am

Hi Kori,

Go with a small compression JPG for your images. It will keep your program small and that will be a plus as you game/project developes and you add more images.

Tiff are nice but they are BIG!! GM has a utility that will do batch conversions of image files if you are having problems locating a file type converter.

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Postby kori » Mon Oct 24, 2005 3:27 am

I had planned on using Photoshop to convert my image files. I seem to remember it has some auto feature for running batch files.

Just out of interest, what is GM?

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Postby Candle » Mon Oct 24, 2005 3:54 am

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Postby MarkSA » Mon Oct 24, 2005 3:54 am

Png is also small and is not lossless.

For some reason it isn't implemented in AM.
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